May 31st, 2004


All the President's Men, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

All the President's Men coverPicked this book up for $1 at the Friends of the Seattle Public Library sale a month or so ago. Upon reading it, I found out I was woefully ignorant of 75% of the crap that was the Watergate affair. Holy shit! I'd always kind of bought into the conventional wisdom among my generation that it was the cover-up that got Nixon in trouble. Oh no… It was the cover-up that got him caught, but he still would have been impeached and indicted had the original crimes become known first. Hell, they planned to fire-bomb the Brookings Institution and only gave it up because Dean had a conscience.

What amazes me now is that the American public returned the Republicans to office in 1980. Makes the return of the Bush clan 8 years later seem tame by comparison. I'll have a hard time ever voting Republican again after reading this.

Bernstein, Carl, 1944-.
All the president's men / Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.
349 p. ports. 24 cm.
ISBN 0-671-21781-X
1. Washington post, times herald. 2. Watergate Affair, 1972-1974. I. Woodward, Bob
E860 .B47


As promised, here's my itinerary for India.

Mon, 8 Nov Flight on Asiana Airlines to New Delhi, India via Seoul, South Korea
Tue, 9 Nov — 12 Nov New Delhi (whoa! check out the ultra-Muzak version of Against All Odds), staying at The Park Hotel
Fri, 12 Nov — 15 Nov Agra, Uttar Pradesh, staying at the Taj View hotel (with a room facing the Taj Mahal).
Mon, 15 Nov — 19 Nov Jaipur, Rajasthan, staying at the Trident
Fri, 19 Nov — 22 Nov Jodhpur, Rajasthan, staying at Inn Season
Mon, 22 Nov — 25 Nov Ranakpur, Rajasthan, staying at Fateh Bagh Palace (Ranakpur Hotel)
Thu, 25 Nov — 28 Nov Udaipur, Rajasthan, staying at Devi Garh Resort in the village of Delwara
Sun, 28 Nov — 29 Nov Fly back to Delhi, a bit of free time in the afternoon and evening, then head to the airport for a 1:10 am (29 Nov) flight back to Seattle via Seoul.